Review: El Cazador

Rating: ★★★★☆
El Cazador
by Chuck Dixon, Steve Epting, and Frank D’Armata
published by Cross Gen (no longer in business)

It’s been some time since I’ve picked up a comic book, but El Cazador was something I just couldn’t pass up. The artwork is simply beautiful, and the storyline is a rich mixture – realistic enough to be possible, but polished enough to keep the romance of the high seas (free from scurvy, rats, and ripe smelling shipmates.) The story revolves around the Donessa Cinzia Elena Maria Esperanza Diego-Luis Hidalgo, a.k.a. Lady Sin, an oh-so-sexy she-captain who nontheless remains fully and realistically clothed throughout the series’ first four issues (and one assumes thereafter, but we can always dream.)

She wanders the Caribbean in her fully clothed state pursuing another pirate captain, one who’s killed her brother and kidnapped the rest of her family. The plot may get more complicated over time, but they’re just getting warmed up and it’s hard to develop a story too quickly when there’s a month wait between installments.